Post # 1
i have developed an allergy to makeup and can’t seem to find makeup that works with me. I’m not really interested in finding makeup, either.
So I am seeking brides who went bare-faced and I am hoping to see how your pictures came out – that is, if there are any ladies that have done this.
I am mostly curious how pictures came out. I, of course, don’t want to be washed out, but as I am not a photographer, I’m not sure to what extent my photographer can ensure that doesn’t happen. If even possible. Anyways, thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 2
BitterGlitter: have you tried bare minerals makeup? At sephora.
Post # 3
What bout just some false lashes and a tiny bit of concealer? Do you think your skin would react to that? Or maybe tinted moisturiser?
Post # 4
I am pretty sure I didn’t wear any makeup for our engagement pictures. They turned out great! But we didn’t have a professional, my aunt did them with a couple of her cameras. She has really high quality almost professional cameras but doesn’t have all the tools and tricks professionals do.
So having a professional may mean that they can use tools to make you look even better, or you may look washed out. Another thing to consider is that in many of the photos you will be with your bridesmaids and other people that will have makeup on. Are you ok with the contrast that will show in the photos?
You can still have great photos and not look washed out even if you don’t have makeup in my opinion, it just might take some tweaking.
Post # 5
Can you just get false eyelashes and a lip balm, like Burts Bees? It will give at least some color
Post # 6
I’ve seen pictures of makeup-free brides and they look fine, but a little washed out and their eyes don’t pop. So I would try to find blush, lipstick/gloss, and mascara (and use an eyelash curler). Maybe you can find a natural or hypoallergenic brand? You can also make your own blush from like arrowroot powder. lots of DIY makeup you can do.
Post # 7
I would ask a dermatologist for suggestions on hypoallergenic makeup.
Post # 8
If you want to see how people photograph without makeup, just look at the men in the photos! I think it’s safe to say the vast majority of them are completely bare-faced. If I had trouble tolerating makeup, I’d just go for false eyelashes and lipstick, but if you don’t wear makeup you don’t wear makeup, and it’s not the end of the world.
Post # 9
Hah! Men Always look great! I think I’ll try the false lashes. That’s a really good idea. Thank you so much for the encouragement, ladies 🙂
Post # 10
BitterGlitter: Are you sure it’s not the suncreens in the makeup? I’m allergic to chemical sunscreens (avobenzone, oxybenzone, octisalate, octinoxate, octocrylene) and it is so hard to find makeup without them these days.
Post # 11
It’s going to really depend on what kind of wedding dress you will wear. Unless it is a very very simple plain dress, wedding dresses on general are very formal and so you do need some kind of makeup to enhance your features otherwise you will look very washed out and disproportionate in your wedding photos.
I have one friend who recently got married and she wore no makeup on her big day. Even though she is a beautiful girl, most of her wedding and bridal portraits did not turn out well at all. She wore an intricate A-line lace dress, and even though it wasn’t a overly glam dress the beading and lace made it formal enough that her bare face and the dress did not go together at all. Plus in some of the pics in bright sunlight, you could see her darker circles under her eyes and the uneven skintone in certain areas of her face that was not flattering at all. I won’t get into how weird and bad she looked when she took formal pictures with family and guests who did wear nice makeup. She looked sickly and pale in most of her photos since she didn’t have any blush or lipstick on, so you could easily see the lack of sleep she’s had.
So choose wisely. I agree with the bees, you definitely need to wear some kind of makeup to smooth out your skin, some blush so you don’t look washed out, color for your lips, and at least mascara/lashes for your eyes.
Post # 12
BitterGlitter: I wont be wearing any makeup at my wedding in June. I’ve only worn any makeup a couple of times and ended up washing it off almost immediately because I hated it. Did you end up wearing makeup? I’m guessing either way you had a great day and felt really beautiful. I really don’t see what the big deal is, honestly. My fiance wont be wearing any, so why should I? 😛
Post # 13
sleepypup: I did end up wearing minimal makeup. I found some mineral Elf mascara that didn’t blow my eyelids up.
I don’t buy the idea that brides will look washed out in photos. My photagrapher got a good number of photos of me makeup-free and I still looked as lovely as I felt.